How long should a post-op rhino/septoplasty cast stay on the nose? Will it damage results if it stays on for too long?
i had an intensive rhinoplasty & chin augmentation one week ago that involved grafts/septoplasty/dorsum reduction/tip work etc... and i had the cast on since then,and today was the day i am supposed to get the cast off so i went to my ps to get it off but sadly my ps got involved in an accident and i cant even speak with my ps , i have no idea what to do ? keep the cast another few days or who knows how much or what to do? and does keeping the cast for a prolonged time may hurt the results?
Doctor Answers (3)
Different surgeons try to mobilize the nose with a splint with different philosophies. I generally leave a splint on only three days. I don't think leaving a splint on for considerably longer than that will have any negative impact.
I think that you need to call your doctor's office and see if a nurse or other colleague can help you. Good luck.
I would say the usual amount of time that a cast is left on the nose after rhinoplasty is about one week. There would be no harm in leaving it on for a few days more. I would contact your surgeon's office and if your own surgeon can't remove the cast, they should be able to refer you to another doctor that can remove it for you.
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